Dr Oz: Acid Reflux
Do you have a burning sensation in your chest that you can’t get rid of? Did you know that if left untreated, your acid reflux could become a cancer risk? On today’s show, Doctor Oz gave the causes and remedies of acid reflux. You should also read Dr Oz’s Constipation Remedies if you have problems in that area!
It happens every time you eat.
Even before finishing your meal, it feels as though you’re on fire. Minutes later, you’re burping and bloated and your mouth is sour. These are common symptoms of acid reflux. The food or liquid is leaking backward and into your esophagus and Dr Oz says if left untreated, you may be at a higher risk for cancer.
Tanya, an audience member, told Dr Oz that she’s had acid reflux for 12 years. She told Dr Oz when she ate, the food started going down her throat okay but then it stopped in her neck area and she couldn’t digest it properly. She got the acid, grumbling and then came the embarrassing belching.
Dr Oz: Acid Reflux Warning Signs
-Burning in the chest
Also, when pregnant, the hormones affect the junctions between the esophagus and the stomach.
Dr Oz had Tanya put on the purple gloves. Under the sheet, he showed a normal esophagus. Then he showed the esophagus with esophageal cancer, which contained a giant, mass that was a tumor. Dr Oz says this type of cancer is increasing.
Dr Oz: Acid Reflux Causes
-acidic foods (alcohol, fruits)
-caffeinated foods and beverages (coffee, chocolate, soda)
-fatty foods-slows the movement of foods to your gut
Extra fat- extra fat squeezes on the intestines
Tight clothes around the belly- tight clothes push on stomach.
Dr Oz: Aloe Vera Juice for Acid Reflux
-Aloe Vera Juice-a natural acid buffer
-Bubble/Fruity Gum- when you chew gum 30 minutes after a meal, it stimulates saliva, which neutralizes acid. (Mint gum can aggravate it more.)